Best Football Program 2014
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NOTE TO READERS:
After reviewing the patterns associated with votes cast for Oscar Smith, USA TODAY High School Sports will discard 142,000 votes from the school’s total under the rules that prevent automated voting.
From the official rules, “Sponsor will disregard or disqualify multiple votes submitted by means of software generated or other automated processes … or votes of any voters who are tampering or impairing the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the contest.”
We have been in contact with officials at Oscar Smith to alert them of this decision.
The contest will continue through its regularly scheduled end, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. ET.
The final round voting is underway! The final round will end Dec. 10 at 2 pm ET.
REGIONAL ROUND RESULTS:
|Region 2||Ocean Lakes||102384|
|Region 4||Metamora Township||65547|
|Region 8||Lake Oswego||9734|
|DC||Friendship Collegiate Academy||1282|
|MA||St. John's Prep||4260|
|MT||Billings Central Catholic||15210|
|OR||Lake Oswego HS||5735|
|WV||Wheeling Central Catholic||100|
STATE ROUND RESULTS:
About the Best Football Program Contest:
Who has the best football program in the country? USA TODAY High School Sports is giving the fans the opportunity to decide. The next installment of the “Best Of” contest series will be the 2014 Best Football Program. Each state, as well as Washington D.C., will have five representative schools.The contest will start with 255 schools, with the overall strength of all the individual football programs as the criteria for inclusion.
- On-field success (all levels)
- Coaching/Player Development
- Fans/Attendance (community support)
There will be three rounds of voting:
State: Nov. 10 – Nov. 19
Regional: Nov. 20 – Dec. 1
National: Dec. 2 – Dec. 10
State Round – Begins at 12 p.m. (ET) Nov. 10, 2014 and ends at 2 p.m. (ET) Nov. 19. At the end of the first round, the 51 schools with the most votes in each state will advance to the Regional Voting, along with the top five schools that received the highest number of votes, but did not win their region. A total of 56 schools advance to the regional round.
Regional Round – Begins at 12 p.m. (ET) Nov. 20, 2014 and ends at 2 p.m. (ET) Dec. 1. The schools that receive the highest number of eligible votes from each region (one per region) will advance to the final round. The next two highest vote getters (no matter what region) will receive a wild card, and advance to the final round. Ten total schools will advance to the final round.
Final Round - Begins at 12 p.m. (ET) Dec. 2, 2014 and ends at 2:00 p.m. (E.T.) Dec. 10. The school that receives the highest number of eligible votes from the final voting round will be the winner.
First Place: The Athletic Dept. of the high school will receive $1,000 and a banner
Second Place: The Athletic Dept. of the high school will receive $500 and a banner
Third Place: The Athletic Dept. of the high school will receive $250 and a banner
About the “Best Of” Contest Series:
More than 2,000 schools have been involved in at least one of the America's Best contests, with past champions hailing from Missouri, Vermont, Illinois (three times), Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Kansas.